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Developer: Namco Bandai
When Namco entered the home video games market in the 1980's, releases were credited to "Namcot" - a separate division of Namco created to handle this area.
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Japanese clothing company Uniqlo held a competition called the UT Grand Prix for a winner to have their artwork used for a t-shirt to be worn in-game and receive $10,000, with the grand-prize winner being Chinese artist Li Wen Pei. However, it was later discovered that Wen Pei had broken the contest's rules causing him to be disqualified and the grand prize not being awarded to another entrant. Though not explicitly stated by Uniqlo as to why he was disqualified, it's believed this was due to Wen Pei having used his design for his own commercial purposes such as on phone cases and t-shirts, which goes against the competition's rules. Wen Pei's design featured a Gyarados sitting atop a trio of Magikarp presented in a totem style.
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In April of 2019, the game was banned in Nepal after the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division filed a Public Interest Litigation with the Kathmandu District Court. The reason for the ban was due to parents and schools complaining about the game affecting their children's studies. Psychiatrists in the country also claimed that the game made more people aggressive due to the in-game violence, which influenced the authority's decision. All ISPs and mobile service providers were ordered by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority to block the game.
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Sale of the game in Japan was halted in 2019 after actor and musician Pierre Taki, who voices the game's character Kyohei Hamura, had been arrested for illegal drug use. Taki admitted to violating Japan's drug laws after a urine test showed positive for cocaine use. SEGA said in a statement that all digital and retail sales of the game would halt until the truth was found, and also deleted all tweets mentioning the game from their Twitter account.
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Super Mario World
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An anime re-telling of the game was produced titled Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land (translated to Mario & Yoshi’s Adventure Land), and released exclusively in Japan in 1992 for the Bandai VHS system Terebikko. Using the fake phone device, players would interact with it when prompted to answer questions and press one of four colored buttons. The VHS animation ran for twenty-eight minutes.
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Series: Dragon Ball
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The Dragon Ball Z: Collectible CD Picture Cards were a series of multimedia pocket CD-ROMs released exclusively in Australia in 2001 and were compatible with PC and Macintosh. Designed and produced by Streamedia Pty Ltd, there were 10 CDs to collect, each featuring a different character and were available randomly in packets and as a promotion given away with the purchase of Coca-Cola products. Each disc contained information on the respective character and each Dragon Ball Z saga up to the Cell Saga, information on merchandise and a "BattlePrint" activity mode. Despite saying "DBZ Set 1" on the packaging, no additional series were ever released.
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Snowboard Kids 2
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Despite the game receiving a PAL version, this release was never available in Europe and only released in Australia.
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Resident Evil Zero
The idea of not having "item boxes" in the game was based on "Sweet Home". The team wanted to remove it, so that it would feel a lot harder to play.
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Series: Grandia
In an interview, game's art director Hidenobu Takahashi stated that the title of the game came from a Formula One race car.

"To us it means a variety of specialists coming together to challenge themselves with a new design. How can we create something amazing? That’s the single question we ask when we’re developing a game, and we’ll work ourselves to the bone to answer it. It’s the same as an F1 team, where they get specialists from all different fields together to build the fastest car. We’re in the final stages of our work here, so please look forward to Grandia soon!."
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In June 2018, Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit against the game's developer and publisher; Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros. Entertainment, claiming that Westworld was a ripoff of its own game Fallout Shelter, released in 2015 and also developed by Behavior Interactive. Bethesda had claimed that copyrighted code had been reused and even a bug which was present in an early version of Fallout Shelter could also be found.

On December 12th, 2018, a notice had been filed in federal court that both sides had reached an "amicable" resolution and would bear their own attorney's fees and costs.
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The cover of the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" featured in the game received a vinyl release exclusively in Australia. The vinyl was included with the December 2018 issue of STACK magazine available from retailer JB Hi-Fi.
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According to game's designer Richard Lemarchand, the Tibetan village in the game was inspired by the 2008 video game The Graveyard developed by Tale of Tales. The game's title affected him a lot more than he expected, with its simple experience of leading a slowly-moving elderly lady through a graveyard.

"I thought that in the same way that The Graveyard had created a space for me where I could reflect, so could our village."
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Super Paper Mario
Six months after the American release of Super Paper Mario, American film director, producer, and screenwriter Seth Gordon, who's most recent works include the Pixels movie, had interest adapting a movie based on Super Paper Mario. Gordon was quoted saying, "I'd love, really love, to adapt Super Paper Mario into a movie, a movie that would constantly switch from 2D to 3D. In five years, 3D cinema is going to be really big." Gordon however specified that he never had the chance to speak with Nintendo about his envisioned project, so his idea was eventually forgotten.
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The GameCube version contains Mario, Luigi, and Peach as playable characters. This was part of a deal EA made with Nintendo on using third-party characters for their games.
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Series: F-Zero
According to a Famicon Tsuushin magazine interview, with Shigeru Miyamoto, the cars in the game hover so that Nintendo didn't have to animate the car's tires.
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Developer: 38 Studios
38 Studios was founded by former Boston Red Sox all-star pitcher Curt Schilling with backing from the state of Rhode Island as a way to help the state's struggling economy. The company only released one game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which was regarded as a commercial failure and the reason behind the company going bankrupt.
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Street Fighter III
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Originally, Ken was going to have more moves, but that idea was scrapped, due to his "Shoryuken" move being too strong.
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Resident Evil 2
In an interview, Noboru Sugimura stated that Leon was originally supposed to start out in civilian attire. There would've been a scene between him and Marvin at the police station where he'd change into his police uniform.

"It’s true that with Racoon City destroyed, the police wouldn’t be actively on duty, so there’d be no real need for Leon to change into his uniform… but we wanted to show his determination to protect both the city and his principles by having him change into his uniform regardless. It was a scene with a lot of meaning. Unfortunately, due to a problem with the CG it got cut."
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
According to an interview with Neil Druckmann, Cassie Drake was originally going to be a male character, but this was change their female lead character concept artist. The artist wanted Nate & Elena's child to be a girl, and Neil was convinced by her decision.
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In an interview, Naoto Oshima was asked if the blue birds were a direct reference to the game Flicky. Oshima said yes, and also mentioned that he asked game's designer Yoji Ishii's permission to use Flickies in his work.
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